Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the second practice session as part of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 24, 2017. / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE
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Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes on top in the last Friday practice of the Formula One season with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel close behind.Hamilton, chasing a 10th win of the year after wrapping up the championship in Mexico last month, lapped the floodlit Yas Marina circuit in one minute 37.877 seconds in the evening session.Vettel, who had set the pace in the afternoon with a lap of 1:39.006 and looked quick on long run pace, ended the day 0.149 slower and also expected a very close battle in Saturday's qualifying.The German is set to become the first non-Mercedes driver of the last four years to finish in the top two of the championship, leading Valtteri Bottas by 22 points into the final round. Both Hamilton and Vettel, a quadruple world champion with Red Bull, are three-time winners in Abu Dhabi although Ferrari have yet to triumph there.
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